Removing dams and fish passage barriers or providing volitional passage to historically important spawning and rearing habitats is key for persistence of many anadromous salmonids. Access to lost habitats will help boost population abundance, improve life history diversity, and population resilience to environmental changes.
For populations downstream of dams, there is a need to institute scientifically based environmental streamflow regimes throughout California that favor native species.
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